Searching for Silverheels
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About the Author
Jeannie Mobley is the author of acclaimed middle-grade novels including Katarina's Wish, which received
three starred reviews and won the Colorado Book Award, and Searching for Silverheels. She lives in
Colorado, where she is a writer and a professor of anthropology.
Readers follow Pearl in her quest to learn the truth about the dancer nicknamed Silverheels, and they see her shed her complacence for a determination to do right, no matter the cost. Mobley uses the microcosm of Como to echo the broader issues of the day--women's suffrage, the Great War, prejudice, and class divisions--yet she doesn't overwhelm readers or the town with these themes.-- "School Library Journal"
While the story highlights several societal issues of the era, Pearl's narrative includes them not as abstract ideas but as specific events rocking her small but gradually broadening world. From the author of Katerina's Wish (2012), here's another historical novel with a distinctive voice and an unusual setting.--Booklist "October 2014"
This is a well-written, compelling story that will have readers laughing out loud, empathizing with Pearl, and longing to know the true story of Silverheels.--Library Media Connection "January/February 2015"